When corporate executives express concern about the limited knowledge, skills, and dispositions entry-level employees are showing up with, unproductive finger pointing can ensue.
Fortunately, for our communities and our young learners, the wall between “real-world” and “school-world” is being taken down by efforts like Genesys Works—a group on a mission to “provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.” By exposing learners to open-walled opportunities that are directly relevant to their potential interests and passions, Genesys Works is exposing learners (and employers) to unexpected possibilities. Learners are gaining valuable exposure to working within intergenerational age environments. And, employers have an opportunity to gain insight about the future leaders of their industries. Discover if Genesys Works is in a city near you and how it might open new doors to your learning community.